We Have To Make Sure Every Point Next Year Is Gold Dust


Arsenal were a team in form yesterday, and with the 1-0 win against Newcastle they won eight of their last ten league games and drew the other two – but a draw yesterday would have probably been a fair result for Newcastle, but it wasn’t to be.

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Alan Pardew – every point will be like gold dust

And the defeat was Newcastle’s 19th of the season, which is far too many for a team like Newcastle.

After everybody comes back fit in pre-season – well apart from Tim Krul and Ryan Taylor – we’ll have a strong squad.

Ryan’s knee was operated on by Dr Steadman at his Colorado Clinic on Saturday – but Ryan is again going to be out most of the season unfortunately, and Tim Krul will be struggling to be fit from his dislocated shoulder, for the first game on August 17th.

The Newcastle manager Alan Pardew will get a chance to bring Newcastle back next season – and we certainly hope he does just that, and we have a season like last season – and that we’ll not be anywhere near the relegation zone.

It’s too dangerous to the health of Newcastle fans to be near that relegation zone. 🙁

Here’s what Alan said on the official site today:

“We have to deliver better performances and a better commitment to games.” “We have to make sure that every point next year is gold dust, because they are – look what a point would have done for us from this match.”

“We looked a different side in the first half without the pressure on us, and the quality we showed in that half was terrific against a great Arsenal team, who were bang in form.”

“As much as we tried to get through them – and Hatem had some nice moments – ultimately we couldn’t get through them. We lost the game but in honor really.”

We were level on points with Norwich with two games to go and Chris Hughton’s side won both their final two games beating West Brom 4-0 at home and then Manchester City 3-2 away – and they finished 11th on 44 points – and we won one game of the last two and finished 16th on 41 points – so points did matter a lot over the last couple of games.

A win would have seen us just below Norwich in 12th place – but it wasn’t to be.

Newcastle have lacked firepower up front since Demba Ba left in January, and we didn’t replace him, and we are hoping to get two strikers through the door this summer – at least.

That’s also the second time in three seasons that we have lost a striker in January and not replaced him – we need to learn from our past mistakes.

The good news is that we still have to see the best from the top five Frenchmen we signed in January, and they had a fiery baptism at Newcastle since January, but they’ll be all the better for it once next season arrives.

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66 comments so far

  • John Tudor

    May 20, 2013 at 9:31 PM

    Comment #1

    stands there like billy no mates

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  • Cool Hand Luke

    May 20, 2013 at 9:35 PM

    Comment #2

    Talk is cheap Pardew.

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  • croftus5678

    May 20, 2013 at 9:36 PM

    Comment #3

    the lower prem teams are getting a hell of a lot better quality wise and its turned into a very hard league for everyone but the top 5ish teams.
    if we do get some wingers/strikers and hopefully keep collo i think we could break that top 6

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  • stuart no9

    May 20, 2013 at 9:40 PM

    Comment #4

    “arsenal were a team in form ”
    pardew said that yesterday- and Ed has echoed that today’
    Am i the only one who thought arsenal were poor in the 1st 45 but then stepped up a notch when the had to ‘- but to say arsenal were on top form , is a bit of an exaggeration, or not ?

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  • rfcready

    May 20, 2013 at 9:40 PM

    Comment #5

    Bla, Bla ,Bla ,Bla ,Bla……………………………………fkn Bla.

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  • eaststandgeordie1982

    May 20, 2013 at 9:41 PM

    Comment #6

    Pardew would be great on talksport thats it

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  • JackButler

    May 20, 2013 at 9:42 PM

    Comment #7

    His voice is like dragging nails down a chalk board

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  • spitfire_

    May 20, 2013 at 9:42 PM

    Comment #8

    Shuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuut uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuup Pardew! For one foooookin time!

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  • No Plain Saylor

    May 20, 2013 at 9:47 PM

    Comment #9

    I can’t read anything Parsh1t says anymore, I get one sentance in and just mentality fall apart. He’s an absolute spoon.

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  • stuart no9

    May 20, 2013 at 9:48 PM

    Comment #10

    have i missed something today as ED says ” pardew will get the chance to bring us back next season ” has there been some sort of announcement from ash ??????

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  • blew

    May 20, 2013 at 9:48 PM

    Comment #11

    We are stuck with Broken Brain next season the way he is talking.
    Come Christmas when he has ran out of excuses, what will DL do? He wont admit he has made a mistake appointing Broken Brain nor continuing his employment.

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  • No Plain Saylor

    May 20, 2013 at 9:50 PM

    Comment #12

    Struggled through and read his quotes….
    ‘Lost the game in honor’ ?
    Seriously zero shots on target is not honor!!

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  • kevymartins

    May 20, 2013 at 9:51 PM

    Comment #13

    Yes alan we played a good game once out of 26.

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  • Abu Qatada - more popular in Europe (and lasted longer) than Pardew

    May 20, 2013 at 9:54 PM

    Comment #14

    Dear Subway,

    We are losing 2-0 and getting played off the park and you know more about this football stuff than me what sub have you got for that?

    Regards,

    Alan Pardew
    Newcastle United manager (for the time being)

    PS can Mike have a foot long meatball with extra cheese?

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  • JackButler

    May 20, 2013 at 9:55 PM

    Comment #15

    “As much as we tried to get through them – and Hatem had some nice moments – ultimately we couldn’t get through them. We lost the game but in honor really.”

    We haven’t been able to get through most sides this season as we have no link between the midfield and Cisse, we can’t cross the ball, we can’t find a way to play that killer pass or play with any sustained momentum, but being the tactical mastermind I’m sure you already know that Alan…………………….cock

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  • IndieGeordie

    May 20, 2013 at 9:55 PM

    Comment #16

    Cue defending deep, hoofball aimed at Super Shola from 65 minutes and hope for the Gold Dust to fall!! Duffer!!

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  • Marty-Toon

    May 20, 2013 at 9:56 PM

    Comment #17

    Points were like gold dust this season too Alan and you got very few of them.Teams with little backing and lower profile players like WBA and Norwich,Fulham,West Ham all played better than us in many ways this season.
    Our boys could barely get a shot on target in games never mind win games 3/4 -0
    Score one and hang on to hope for the best should be your middle name Alan although a long name it’d be

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  • HullMag6

    May 20, 2013 at 9:58 PM

    Comment #18

    A good strong leader can admit mistakes and learn from them and hold the respect of those they lead and their peers.

    Unfortunately our chosen leader leads with the juniorCollins book of leadership by excuses.

    Toon army forever

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  • Ginger

    May 20, 2013 at 9:59 PM

    Comment #19

    Come on lads, less of the hating. He’s an idiot but he’s our idiot and we look like we’re stuck with him.

    Best thing we can do is support him.

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  • JackButler

    May 20, 2013 at 10:00 PM

    Comment #20

    When players are fit, on form and playing with confidence everything is easy……………….it’s when you have injuries and players are struggling thats when a manager earns his money…………………..and Pardew has failed at every turn with nothing about to change if he’s allowed to take charge next season

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  • yo-yo

    May 20, 2013 at 10:03 PM

    Comment #21

    If very point is gold dust then every goal against has to be seen as a dog turd in the middle of the living room carpet. Perhaps we do need to play a sweeper system.

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  • stestickle

    May 20, 2013 at 10:05 PM

    Comment #22

    Here’s what Alan said on the official site today:
    zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
    please wake me up when this guy has gone.

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  • SuperShearer

    May 20, 2013 at 10:05 PM

    Comment #23

    Genuine question. IF next season Pardew ends up doing a Moyes at Everton and has us as an efficient, top half challenging team would we still want him or do we have aspirations of something more? It seems to me that Spurs, much as I hate to say it, have done it right over the years. Numerous managers but their transfers have been solid and they’ve finally got a manger who does exactly what they want.

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  • Ulster_Toon

    May 20, 2013 at 10:06 PM

    Comment #24

    Going to be a long summer, of shoulda choulda wouldas. And transfers that never were.

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  • JackButler

    May 20, 2013 at 10:09 PM

    Comment #25

    SuperShearer

    I no longer have any trust in Pardew and can’t see how he can change my opinion of him. Not once has he stood up and taken any portion of blame, it’s always someone else’s fault.

    We’ve made the same mistakes all season long and he’s done absolutely nothing about it, we are to slow, to static and to predictable in our play and nothing will change in the 89 days before the season kicks off again

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  • Toon-Prodigy

    May 20, 2013 at 10:10 PM

    Comment #26

    SuperShearer,

    The club need to cement a top 8 spot over the coming seasons. Anything more at this point is delusional in my opinion.

    We have five new players bedding in at the moment who will be better for it next season. With a couple of quality strikers brought in (one experienced) we should be fine I think. The Toon will be different next season, we will no longer be playing with Cisse upfront on his own. This striker we sign will be the be all end all for Pardew I think. The signing has to be spot on.

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  • NUFCarter

    May 20, 2013 at 10:12 PM

    Comment #27

    So how come Norwich have already released 10 players and I believe no other team in the prem have released any as if yet? I’d like to see who’s staying and going for NUFC.

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  • northernirishtoon

    May 20, 2013 at 10:13 PM

    Comment #28

    Prodigy

    If he signs Carroll I think we also have to be looking t a Bellamy type layer to compliment Carroll. I really can’t see Carroll and cisse working for some reason

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  • Mag.no

    May 20, 2013 at 10:15 PM

    Comment #29

    Ginger

    I support Pardew during the 90+ mins(he doesn’t even deserve that to be honest), but now he deserves every negative word that is said about him until kickoff next season. He has failed bigtime!

    With Pardew in charge i think my joy for new players will be limited. Can’t see him making the most of any player, not even Carroll.

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  • beefman13

    May 20, 2013 at 10:17 PM

    Comment #30

    We have had a massive massive kick up the arse this season, yet again they will have to come back to prove they are not crap, Pardew again with his politician talk, maybe the biggest bull.hitter in football, sorry but ive heard enough from the fella this season, even today yet again blaming tiredness of our Europa campaign, looks like he would be overjoyed with an 8th place finish so HE is not in the Europa, save his skin, not bothered about the fans imo, just saving his job, he plays that kind of football.

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  • hotdog

    May 20, 2013 at 10:20 PM

    Comment #31

    If pardew is going down the pan, then this blog is also

    Blah blah blah – it’s the same negative cr*p everytime I log on 🙂

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  • Toon-Prodigy

    May 20, 2013 at 10:21 PM

    Comment #32

    Northern Irish,

    I think we have been crying out for a Bellamy type player for a long time. Unfortunetly the board has sold our top strikers and never replaced them this past couple of years. Twice we have struggled in the second half of the season with doing that in January. Ridiculous really. It’s like a vicious cycle.

    I can’t really see a Cisse Carroll partnership working, I have my doubts with this. I think we really need a nippy forward.

    Campbell could be that player, Pardew has already spoke how he would like him to get on the field quite a bit next season. He has hailed him as one of the best finishers at the club. Bit early for him though maybe to be setting the Premiership a light maybe. Probably be coming off the bench last 10-20 minutes

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  • hotdog

    May 20, 2013 at 10:21 PM

    Comment #33

    🙁

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  • Abu Qatada - more popular in Europe (and lasted longer) than Pardew

    May 20, 2013 at 10:22 PM

    Comment #34

    Well with the players making a pact not to finish as low as 16th again and Pardew realising – every point will be like gold dust, we can all relax because that is true ambition and proper management talk. Potential targets will be on the phone now begging to join the club! How could they not be sold on that type of message coming from the club. On the plus side Pardew hasn’t ruled himself out of the Real Madrid job, he did feel the need to rule himself out of the England job for some reason!

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  • Ginger

    May 20, 2013 at 10:25 PM

    Comment #35

    Mag.no

    Don’t get me wrong, he doesn’t deserve anything. The way he sets us up for defeat, hasn’t fixed our set pieces, cost us points etc is absolutely horrendous for a paid manager to do.

    The fact that we’re going to sign players with “Premier Experience” Infuriates me even more, because I genuinely think they’re going to absolutely god awful.

    But in my opinion I think we should just get used to it, he’s not gonna get sacked.

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  • Ginger

    May 20, 2013 at 10:26 PM

    Comment #36

    Abu Qatada – more popular in Europe (and lasted longer) than Pardew

    We’re gonna finish 15th 😉

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  • kevymartins

    May 20, 2013 at 10:26 PM

    Comment #37

    He better hurry up and get reviewed/sacked.

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  • JackButler

    May 20, 2013 at 10:27 PM

    Comment #38

    hotdog

    the same negative crap every time you log on?

    After a season of breaking all the wrong records what do you expect???

    People happy that we face another season like this one?
    People happy that we face yet more lie’s and excuses?
    People happy that this chancer is still at the helm?

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  • Abu Qatada - more popular in Europe (and lasted longer) than Pardew

    May 20, 2013 at 10:27 PM

    Comment #39

    15th we best get to the shops to buy all the party poppers before they sell out……………15th dare we dream!!

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  • beefman13

    May 20, 2013 at 10:32 PM

    Comment #40

    Hotdog, there is a reason why the same sort of negativity is spilling over on the blog, AP keeps coming out with these ridiculous statements, gold dust, getting over the line, top 4 finish this season, he has said them all, now its looking to a top 10 finish so he dosnt have to endure another Europa campaign, for which he totally spoiled it for me an I suspect a lot of others, still blaming it today, yet, we conceded 10 at home without reply in our last three home games after Europa was done and dusted, its a way of venting frustration at him on this blog, I have stuck up and constantly had a pop at posters having a go at MA over the last 4 y=ears, I hated the negativity to the core, but I have been turned inside out by this manager, he must have as I have mentioned earlier some sort of very special relationship with MA and DL to still be in this job, it is starting to really stink the whole situation, surely MA cannot be this thick to believe the Pardew bullshit.

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